CGC Journals

 

Vampirella 9

Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. Planning to concentrate on Marvels and Warren magazines for 2018. This book has a nice double panel cover with artwork by Wally Wood and Boris Vallejo. Also features interior work by Barry Windsor-Smith. Like the Defenders 5 from my previous journal, I got this book for dirt cheap. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

02/02/2018

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04/27/2018

 

Why CGC & Third-Party Grading Matters...

I've been meaning to post this for a while; thanks to @Point Five for giving me the springboard to finally get this down in writing: I don't think it's possible to overstate this. It gets to the very heart of why third party grading is so important. For those of you who weren't collecting before the advent of CGC, it was really, really, reaaaaallllly, really the bad old days. I had a good solid decade to deal with rampant and horrific overgrading and undisclosed restoration, and I'm incre

RockMyAmadeus

RockMyAmadeus

03/26/2019

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04/15/2019

 

Amazing Spider-Man 14

This book belongs to a friend of mine. He wanted me to press and to apply tape where needed to put book back together. I used a total of 1/2 inch x 3/4 inch. I cut into smallest slivers to fix spine area. Book pressed out real nice. 

wolverine180

wolverine180

04/07/2019

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04/09/2019

 

N.I.C.E Newsletter #11 - Dec 1988

In December 1988 Chuck made a revelation Give it a try Chuckster, give it a try -So in Fairness, this was 1988, Cerebus #1 was a $500 book and the indie B&W explosion was in full swing (although didnt last much longer after that). -Also #1 books were all the rage and to an extent so were Japanese/Manga books... But come on... Havok & Wolverine #2??? -Oh and loved the GSXM & Excalibur special comparisons. Excalibur #1 was a $10 book at the time (which w

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/21/2018

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03/21/2018

 

Detective 395

Picked this one up from Pedigree Comics just now. A landmark issue in that it features the first pairing of writer Denny O' Neil with artist Neal Adams. The two would go on to greatness, of course, with the GL/GA run a few months after this. This issue also takes Batman into a more gothic area, which would continue for years throughout the seventies. Definitely one of the holy grails of my collection. And my first signature acquisition since 2016. Four more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/16/2019

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05/18/2019

 

Set up my profile and posted about grades.

Well I set up my profile to start with. I also posted to find out to find out opinions about grading some of these books. I have The Mighty Captain Marvel Ross Variant (CGC 9.8), Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 (CGC 9.4), ASM #238 (CGC 7.5), ASM #252 (CGC 9.0), and ASM #300 (CGC 8.5). However, I do have two PGX Graded Books as well. I have ASM #62 (PGX 7.0) and ASM #121 (PGX 7.5). My wife and I also want to get Feedback on our Batman Adventures #12 and her two Comic Con Variants, Gotham City

Gabbert319

Gabbert319

06/17/2019

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06/17/2019

 

Swamp Rising

Hey all, I've enjoyed many fellow boardie's journals and I thought I would share my experience reading Swamp Thing (1982) for the first time. I plan to start at #1 and read up to at least #87. Basically the Pasko, Moore and Veitch runs. I've heard nothing but praise (obviously) for Moore's Swamp Thing, but I figured I would start with Pasko, because it is the beginning of the series.  Oddly I have found very little reviews of the Pasko issues, so not sure how it will be.  I could have started wi

FutureFlash

FutureFlash

06/13/2017

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06/17/2017

Buckeye Comic Con like days of old

I just returned home from Buckeye Comic Con. It's a small show in a hotel. Just like back in the 70's when I attended my first cons.  I like it because it is dealers loaded with comics. There are some small press writers and artists in attendance.  They say the attendance is 400 for the one day event and that looked a little low to me. Very busy. It is held every four months and I plan on being there in November for the next one. I picked up some high grade Swamp Thing , pristine Spawn 1to

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

07/14/2019

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08/04/2019

 

Finishing up with interactive covers

Let's round out this week with one last interactive cover of sorts. Action Comics #388 from May 1970 So what is wrong with this cover?  Let's count 'em up... Krytpo as Streaky One Way road sign pointing up Cosmic Boy's gloves Cosmic Boy's legs are white Saturn Girl's logo Superman wearing glasses Superman has long hair (damn hippy!) Superman has short cape Superman's chest emblem backwards Flash marking on Super

tomo

tomo

06/30/2017

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07/02/2017

 

Non-Superman Diversion...Jonah Hex!

Continuing our look at the non-Superman titles that I still actively collect, we have the newest title that I've decided to fill out a run on...and that is Jonah Hex! As far back as I can remember I've always been a fan of westerns, much to the chagrin of my wife and son who sigh and roll their eyes when I come across one while flipping through the t.v. listings.  Although I do the same to my wife when Grease is on, so I suppose it's all good. Anyways, with as much as I like a good wes

tomo

tomo

07/27/2017

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07/31/2017

 

Nice find in LCS

Just got back from a hiking trip in upstate NY. I found a little comic store and picked these up for $3 to $5 each. Can't wait to read them.

Best2u

Best2u

08/07/2017

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08/08/2017

 

Fun With Spreadsheets

Back when I was collecting coins, I was interested in appreciation.  Yet I kept making the same mistake over and over.  A mistake that collecting Bronze Comics corrects. Without fail, when presented with a cool looking coin from the early 1800's, vs. a cool looking coin from the modern era for the same price, I would always buy the old coin.  But that was a mistake....and here's why: Imagine a coin made in the year 1800 worth $100.  Now compare that to another coin made in the year 200

Westy Steve

Westy Steve

08/11/2017

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08/14/2017

 

HULK 2 Has returned to my collection finally.

Well,            earlier today the comic I most regretted selling has been restored to my collection. It is an Incredible Hulk 2.  The story on this begins in 2010. I saw a Hulk 2 raw listed on Ebay that looked seriously under graded  as a buy it now for $400 dollars. It looked to be 6.5 to 7.0 but was listed as a vg minus 3.5. I watched it thinking it was to good to be true . I waited and watched the seconds tick down to zero but did not buy it. No one did. A week later it was relisted as

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

08/13/2017

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08/15/2017

 

Invincible Sketch Cover

Finally after not pulling the trigger on this issue a year or 2 ago I was messaged on the boards in the wanting to buy section and an awesome member asked me if I was still looking for this issue.  Of course I was and purchased immediately. Case was in good shape still plan on sending it off for the new case. But the hunt for this issue is over and now onto the #52 RRP variant another that I am sure is going to be difficult to acquire. Shout out to Delt569 for allowing me to purchase his copy th

Phillip

Phillip

08/26/2017

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08/27/2017

 

My First NEW Journal

Well, I can't seem to get the photo to display correctly, even though it shows correct before uploading, but here is my first new journal attempt. I tried to post earlier today, but the post never showed up...weird. Anyway, thank you to dreamtoreal1 for this sharp looking Iron Fist 14. I'm really looking forward to Ronnylama pressing it and then Chris Claremont signing it at ECCC this year. Hoping it comes back at least 9.2 but sometimes you never know. Hope everyone has a great year! Til n

surfer99

surfer99

01/03/2018

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04/22/2018

 

How Did This Book Become So Hot?

I've always liked the cover of this particular issue of Sub-Mariner. So when it turned up for auction on ebay a week ago, I decide to go for it. I put in a bid earlier today for $265, the auction ending at 9:30pm est. I figured the book was worth no more than that amount, my bid being the 23rd. Well, when it was all over, there had been 36 bids and the winning amount was...……$676.66!?!?! It happens to be a pedigree copy, but still. Is Tiger Shark going to appear in a movie or something? The last

john ivic

john ivic

01/14/2019

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01/16/2019

 

N.I.C.E Newsletter #33 - Jan 1989

The year is 1988 (this newsletter was published in Dec 1988) and Batmania is in FULL EFFECT. With Dark knight being a 2 year old book, Killing joke absolutely KILLING it in the secondary market and the Tim Burton movie buzz on everyone's lips. Anything that had to do with bats got collectors very excited. And so, as I was walking home from the post office picking up this month's N.I.C.E. newsletter, this is what I read I nearly got hit by a truck crossing the street reading this! My f

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/22/2018

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03/22/2018